The Image S4i II has a fairly balanced sound signature with a great sounding mic at an affordable price.
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Pro Excellent value for money
At this pricepoint S4i headphones offer excellent sound quality and, on top of that, they include a decent microphone and useful bundled extras.
The uncommon oval eartips allow for comfortable use of headphones.
Pro Echo-cancelling microphone
S4i's microphone is works reasonably good both indoors and outdoors. Although, it may over-emphasize lows a little bit.
Pro Three sizes of oval eartips
S4i comes bundled with 3 sizes of oval eartips for you to help adjust how they fit in your ear.
Pro Can answer calls
You can answer calls by clicking the middle button on the remote.
Pro Great isolation
Due to the fact that eartips fit tightly within the ear, they provide good passive sound cancellation.
Pro Decent sound quality
S4i offers clear highs and rich lows while not over-emphasizing any of the two, thus allowing for the headphones to keep a rather balanced profile. Of course, it's not perfect, the bass can distort a bit at higher volumes and highs can be fuzzy at certain situations, but at this price point it offers sound quality that's way above expectations.
Pro Useful bundled items
These headphones come bundled with:
- a clothing clip
- a carrying pouch
- 4 pairs of different sized eartips
- an eartip cleaning tool
Pro Support for iPod Shuffle's VoiceOver
Provides voice control for iPod Shuffle.
Pro Support for iPhone 3GS's Voice Control
Provides voice control for iPhone 3GS and later.
Con Limited functionality with some mp3 players
Due to S4i using the Apple chip to control iOS devices, full call support or device control might not be possible with all mp3 players.